Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Nathan Padilla
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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Norco Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence /Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 19, 2022. The checkpoint yielded the following results:
- 639 vehicles screened
- 5 standardized field sobriety tests administered
- 1 arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
- 21 citations issued for driving on a suspended license or driving without a license
City of Norco, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station, Norco Office will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and DUI Saturation Checkpoint on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 3:00 am at an undisclosed location within the city limits.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
During the checkpoint, deputies will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The safety of our community is and always will be our mission. Driving under the influence is dangerous and puts a further strain on critical resources.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving.
Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about “driving” or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a vehicle. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.
Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.
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